One of the collectibles that you’re going to need to find if you want to 100% complete Red Dead Redemption 2 and see everything there is to see in the game is the Rock Carving quest. There are 10 Rock Carving locations scattered around the world of the game and you’ll need to find all of them to cross another item off the list on your way to full completion.
Finding these Rock Carvings is part of the Geology for Beginners quest that you will receive from a Stranger Mission. The Stranger who you meet is Francis Sinclair and he’ll give you a business card and be willing to give you a reward for the maps to the carvings. We found Sinclair just northwest of the Ownjila lake in West Elizabeth.
To complete the Geology for Beginners Quest you must meet the following conditions:
- Find 10/10 Rock Faces
- Send all the locations to Francis Sinclair
- Collect your reward
You can find all of the Rock Carving locations using the map below to make things easier. We’ve listed these Rock Carving locations as you’ll find them from east to west on the map.
Rock Carving #1 – Located on on the western bank of Lake Owanjila – Gives you Rock Carving Coordinates 5 Letter
Rock Carving #2 – Located at the top of Mount Shann – Gives you Rock Carving Coordinates 6 Letter
Rock Carving #3 – Located at the top of Mount Hagan – Gives you Rock Carving Coordinates 1 Letter
Rock Carving #4 – Located slightly northwest of Flatneck Station – Gives you Rock Carving Coordinates 7 Letter
Rock Carving #5 – Located on a ledge on the eastern bank rock ledge high above the Dakota River. – Gives you Coordinates Letter 4
Rock Carving #6 – Located on the west side of the Whinyard Straight, north of the bridge. – Gives you Coordinates Letter 2
Rock Carving #7 – Located to the northeast of Fort Wallace, at very top of the hill, on the back side, facing the river. – Gives you Coordinates Letter 3
Rock Carving #8 – Located to the south and slightly east of the Moonstone Pond, on a rock formation north of the region line – Gives you Coordinates Letter 8
Rock Carving #9 – Located on the eastern side of the Elysian Pool. Gives you Coordinates Letter 9
Rock Carving #10 – Located on the cliff face facing the Deer Cottage, northwest of Annesburg. Gives you the final Coordinates Letter.
Once you have the all of the Rock Carving Coordinate Letters you can then mail them to Francis Sinclair from any post office. You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours after you’ve sent the package and you’ll receive an invitation to Sinclair’s cabin near Strawberry. Head to the cabin to complete the quest.